“THE SLAVE FOUND A PURSE IN THE DITCH”: 1865 CONFEDERATE SCHOOL SPELLER
CHAUDRON, Adelaide De V. Chaudron's Spelling Book, Carefully Prepared for Family and School Use. Mobile: S.H. Goetzel, 1865. Small octavo pamphlet, original self-wrappers; pp 48. $1200.
Fifth edition of this popular Confederate speller, illustrated with numerous woodcuts, in original wrappers.
Original paper wrappers backed with wallpaper and scrap paper to provide stiffness. Parrish & Willingham 7686. Sabin 12287.
Interior fine with light offsetting, light soiling to paper wrappers and wear and splitting along the spine, sewing strong. A near-fine copy of a fragile rarity.